To begin making the Togari Bele Tovve recipe, soak dal in water for about 30 minutes.
Wash the dals thoroughly with water. In a pressure cooker, add soaked dal, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and allow the pressure to release naturally.
Soak Tamarind in a bowl of hot water and extract tamarind Juice. We need 1-1/2 cup of tamarind juice for tovve.
Once the dal is cooked, gently mash the dal with the back of the ladle.
In a wok/kadai, add ghee and gently heat over medium flame.
Once the ghee melts, add mustard seeds followed by curry leaves, ginger, and green chilies.
Cook until the aroma of ginger fades out and chilies are lightly fried.
Add tamarind water to the pan and bring it to boil. Add the remaining turmeric powder
Let it boil. Once the raw smell of tamarind goes off, add cooked dal and required amount of salt.
Cook until froth forms on top of the tovve. Ensure not to boil it again.
Season with hing and give a stir. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and combine it well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steam rice or idlis
Tovve can be prepared with Moong dal by following the same procedure. One can adjust the amount of Tamarind or completely avoid the same according to their desires. In such cases, add the juice of a lemon.
Serve this humble Togari Bele Tovve with hot steaming rice and Beetroot Thoran or with Spongy Idlis and Mysore Chutney to please your tummy as well as your taste buds.